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North Carolina students investigated in racist online chat

School administrators are investigating whether to punish students at two schools outside Raleigh, North Carolina, for exchanging racist messages online.

Wake County Schools spokeswoman Lisa Luten said Monday the Snapchat discussions involved three students at East Wake High School in Wendell, and a larger number of students in nearby Johnston County, which Johnston schools' spokesman Nathanael Shelton confirmed. Both districts are investigating.

WTVD reports the group chat was exposed by a 14-year-old black girl at East Wake, who posed with a white-face avatar to confirm what she'd heard about. The messages included "Pullin triggers and shootin n------"and "#bring slavery back."

The girl's parents told WTVD that her principal told them there was little to be done because the threats weren't "specific" or "imminent."

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